December in Buenos Aires 2012

Summer is creeping up on us in Buenos Aires, and as Christmas and New Year approach, the hotel’s rooftop pool and the lovely garden (where we host our Thank Fierro its Friday happy hour) are proving to be welcome respites from the early heat, and perfect for anticipating the fun times ahead. December is after all a month to celebrate and toast to another wonderful year.

Those who will be spending Christmas in the city can find a breif description of what to expect here, and here to catch a glimpse of what the local New Year is all about.  We will also be posting specific information for this year’s festivities throughout the month.

Other great events  taking place throughout December are:

International Artisans Fair: From the 4th to the 9th of December artisans from around the world will gather at La Rural where they will display their masterful crafts just in time for Christmas shopping.

San Telmo Tango Festival: From the 2nd to the 8th of December tango music and dancing will be present at the charming neighborhood’s parks and theatres.

Abierto Argentino de Polo: The final tournament of the most important Polo event of the year will be taking place on the 8th of December. Tickets here.

Rock & Reggae Festival 2012: The first edition of this laid-back music festival will be taking place from the 7th to the 9th of December at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. Tickets here.

International Concerts

6th of December: Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver front man Scott Weiland will be staging a live show at Groove in Palermo. Tickets here.

8th of December: Norah Jones will be playing at the Estadio Luna Park. Tickets here.

13th  and 15th of December: The legendary Madonna will be putting on a live show at the Estadio River Plate. Tickets here.

31st of December: Electronic music fans will get the chance of greeting 2013 to the sounds of John Digweed who will be at Crobar in Palermo for a special New Years Party. Tickets here.

New Year’s Eve Parties in Buenos Aires

The year is coming to an end and what better way to transition from the old to the new than by dancing all night long to celebrate the blessings of 2011 and welcome those to come in 2012?   Below is the list of Buenos Aires New Year parties to celebrate all night long.

(Photo by Robbie Biller)

Niceto Club– To celebrate the New Year Palermo based Niceto Club is putting on one of their Piso Compartido parties in which language school students, expats, hostel and hotel guests and locals are welcome to a wild wild party-Niceto style! Niceto Vega 5510– Palermo. 4779 9396.

 Isabel- The glamorous Palermitan Isabel bar will be hosting a glitzy NewYear´s Eve Party. Options include Dinner at Isabel and staying for the bash, or dinner at the next-door Sipan with and added plus for a ticket to the party, or just plain buying tickets for the party. Uriarte 1664, Palermo Soho. 4834 6969.

Crobar: The famous Dutch DJ, Sander Van Doorn, will be playing a unique New Years set list at this Palermo based nightclub. Marcelo Freire and Paseo de la Infanta, Palermo. 4788-1500.

Pacha Clubland: The London Dj´s Layo and Bushwacka are sure to put on a hell of a party at the Pacha Clubland New Years party. The other great thing about this party is the outdoor terrace overlooking the river with a pretty sight at dawn. Av. Rafael Obligado 6151, Costanera. 4788-4280.

Boutique (ex Museum)– British DJ Simon Patterson will be in charge of the music at the Happy New Year party at this San Telmo centered nightclub designed by Gustav Eiffel. Perú 535, San Telmo. 43429235

Rumi- This Belgrano centered nightclub with a great atmosphere and a glitzy crowd will host their annual End of the Year Party where dance music will be the star. Figueroa Alcorta 6442, Belgrano. 4782-1398

Asia de Cuba- Overlooking Puerto Madero, Asia de Cuba is a polished and modern nightclub. The oriental decor and classic 80´s and techno music make this a popular venue for local and foreign party people. Olga Cossentini 751- Puerto Madero. 4894-1328. 

Honduras HollywoodThis disco bar in Palermo will be hosting a Fiesta de la Espuma (foam party) to end the year surrounded by bubbles! Honduras 5535, Palermo. 4899-0095. 

Maluco Beleza At the Brazilian Maluco Beleza the end of the year will be celebrated with a Noche de Blanco party; this means everyone must wear white. Sarmiento 1728, Downtown. 4732-1737.

Tutti i Fiocchi Block party Tutti i Fiocchi bar in Palermo will host a block party on the street with music by cubo. Gorriti 5900, Palermo. 4779-9554.

Planetarium 2012- Another outdoors option is the Planetarium party, which will be an all night electronic fest.  Av. Sarmiento and Belisario Roldán.

We wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for a wonderful 2012!